Yes. It was enjoyable and enlightening.
When they all meet on the island and talk to the Eldil.
Not that I recall.
The last 15-20 minutes of the book seem to be a somewhat strange add on, but the book was overall very good.
Enjoyable story and a sense of relief that it's finally done
At first I thought I'd find the shift of readers annoying, but it worked well and helped break up the narrative.
The series was LOOOOONG and about half of the books dragged horribly, but overall the series was very good and this concluded it excellently.
It was an interesting aspect of history
A bit disappointing -- I would have liked more discussion of the negotiation process and results.
I found this disappointing for a few reasons:
1) I've enjoyed the authors' "Active History" books (Civil War and WW II) and thought this was one. It's not so it initially looked like a history book with fictional interactions (like "Killer Angels"). However, the authors spent so much time on the stories of Peter and Alan that it ultimately seemed more like a historical fiction book. I enjoy that, but not what I was expecting.
2) The authors spent way too much time on the fictitious characters and too little time on other things -- the actual battle at Yorktown.
3) Most of the characters seemed stereotyped and they all have the same thought processes
A great story, with very good narration.
It seemed like a high Greek tragedy -- like Oedipus or Antigone -- but set in the lands of Tolkein.
When Turin's sister discovers Turing, apparently dead and is told that that the two of them, who had been lovers, are actually brother and sister. She then kills herself.
A good book, well performed.
No. While it's a fabulous story from the greatest of books, and it's well performed, the audio was so bad it was annoying. It's abridged, so there lots of transitions and every transition was too loud (relative to the text), too long (3-5 seconds vs 1-2), and too discordant (really annoying). Additionally, some of the dialog was recorded in an attempt to achieve some effect, but was just hard to hear. The whole thing was hard to listen to.
The audio could be infinitely better
It's simply a marvelous series.
I'd recommend the owners of the rights, dramatically edit the audio transitions and re-balance the sound, but keep the overall performance.
It was a pretty good story that reminded me of the show Castle
Jamie. He was most believable/developed
Didn't care for it. The narrator appeared to be chosen for sounding
Not really. It had a few chuckles.
The TV show is better.
This is a great production of what is, arguably, one of the greatest science fiction books of all time. The story is interesting and timeless and its analysis of an alternative future society vis-a-vis ours is fascinating.
A great book
Definitely one of my favorite books about the Civil War. It's main premise is a historical point of departure. However, it's analysis of what DID happen and of what WOULD likely happen with one change of decision is masterful. It's a great read and great history.
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